Clay Hester is an associate in the firm's Litigation section. He is experienced in representing clients in cases involving complex commercial contract and business disputes, products liability, municipal litigation, and wrongful death and catastrophic injury in state and federal courts across the country. Clay has served as lead counsel in mediating and negotiating settlements. In addition, he is experienced in conducting and managing complex discovery.

Before joining Spotts Fain, Clay practiced with a firm in North Carolina that served as national and regional counsel to various clients in the trucking and aviation industries.


  • University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D., 2015)
    • North Carolina Law Review, North Carolina Issue Editor, 2014-2015
  • University of North Carolina (B.A., History and Political Science, 2010)

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina


  • The Honorable Martha A. Geer, North Carolina Court of Appeals, 2015-2016

Past Employment Positions

  • Strauch, Green & Mistretta, P.C., 2016-2018